Elephantoms : Tracking the Elephants
Around the world, the elephant - at once a symbol of spiritual power and physical endurance - has been worshipped as a god and hunted for sport. In this portrait of the elephant, the author draws from scientific research, anthropological studies, and personal experience to document the animal's wide-ranging capabilities to remember and to mourn; and he reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution, and its devastation in recent history. Part meditation on an elusive animal, part evocation of the power of place, Elephantoms presents an alluring mix of the mysteries of nature and the wonders of childhood.
- Paperback | 253 pages
- 129 x 198mm | 250g
- 31 May 2004
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
'An absorbing, beautifully written memoir focusing on one of the most amazing animals that has ever lived.' Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape. 'Like the elephants Watson writes about, this compelling book is filled with warmth, wisdom and depth. It is a passionately personal account that caught me up in its world immediately. I could not imagine a better introduction to these mysterious and wondrous creatures than this fine and loving book.' Jeffrey Masson, author of When Elephants Weep.
About Lyall Watson
Lyall Watson is a naturalist and author of over twenty books, including, most recently, Jacobson's Organ. He is based in a cottage on the west coast of Ireland.